It can happen so fast
I was all set to toot the horn and celebrate nearing neutral ...
Prior to retreat I made everyone a coaster from S'mores fabrics that our now-deceased member had asked us to divide last year. 2 yards out
FQs and chunks -- mainly large florals -- went on the free table at the S'mores retreat. 9.5 yards
Finished Candy Dish (a/k/a Beach Party) with back. 8.25 yards
That would have left me in the hole by just 1/2 yard!!
BUT my secret sister gifted me with a charm pack of French General, a layer cake of Melbourne, and a Riley Blake Rollie-Polie. 7 yards in
(Maybe I shouldn't count gifts since they're out of my control. Plus, I don't normally count "in" what I purchase to give away so it should even out. Hmm ... something to think about.... What would you do?)
I couldn't pass up an excursion to a moving sale where fabric was 60% off, but I was very reserved. 3 yards
You know how it is when you're given new fabric -- the design wheels start turning, you take a mental inventory and realize you don't own anything to go with the new fabric, you fall off the wagon (rinse and repeat).
Since I had to take the Baby Lock machine in for service after screwing up the needle threader, I took the opportunity to look for a Melbourne charm pack (the Benartex website implied that the shop would have it). No evidence that they ever carried that line. But I found several FQs -- 12 to be exact -- that I felt would go well considering I was carrying the color palette in my head. When I got home and in a good light I found only 3 were total rejects.
Add in a couple of charm packs of solids and three yards of fun stars. Total damage: 8 yards
Weekly Stash Report -August 16 , 2015
In last week: 18.00 yards
Out last week: 24.00 yards
In year to Date: 140.00 yards
Out Year-to-Date: 121.50 yards
Net Used 18.50 yards
At least I'm moving in the right direction!
Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times.